Apr/May 2015

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Falling Backward
Americans must go abroad to feel at home and have done so for ages. Had Benjamin Franklin not taken a boat to Paris, we would not fall backward for an hour each morning every autumn. We would stand straighter, yes, but miss the pleasure of the collapse onto the carpet. Sometimes falling backward is as much a luxury as eating cake beneath a blanket.
Melissa Wiley


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